Anambra election: APC sacks Publicity Secretary for congratulating Soludo

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Anambra State chapter on Sunday, sacked its public secretary, Mr. Okelo Madukaife for allegedly involving in anti-party activities.

The State Chairman of the party, Mr. Basil Ejidike who made this known during a press briefing in Awka, the Anambra State capital, said Okelo had no power to congratulate Soludo for winning the just concluded Anambra Governorship election.

According to the Chairman, Okelo was suspended in June this year, stressing that he has no reason to be parading himself as an official of the APC.

He lamented that Okelo recently appeared on a national television to congratulate Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA when APC was still studying the outcome of the November 6 election.

Ejidike said: ”OKelo was suspended in June this year. Someone who was suspended from the party went on air claiming to be making statements on behalf of the party and we feel disturbed. We feel that such a situation should not be allowed.

“If you are not with the party, you are not with it. You cannot be out of the party and still be speaking for the party.

“Since June 2021, Okelo has been raining abuses on APC and its leadership and to put the records straight, he has not been attending meetings and activities of the party.

“His suspension followed his indictment over his involvement in anti-party activities.

“He has since then been replaced by the State Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nonso Chinwuba in line with the constitution of the party.

“The party, therefore, enjoins the general public and the media in particular to desist from dealing with him as agent of APC. As it stands, Okelo Madukaife does not belong to APC.

“We wish to state categorically that as far as the Anambra Governorship poll is concerned, we have not congratulated anybody as the party is still studying the situation with a view to approaching the court to challenge the poll.”

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